Hi! I am Jenny. A little late to the blogging world as to so many other things in life. I love to daydream, party and then after-party, count the likes on Instagram, find and eat delicious food (especially cake), and recently I’ve discovered that I love to bake.
In January 2016, I packed my bags and my life as I knew it in slick, sunny Dubai, where I worked in marketing for international house-ware brands, and set out on an adventure. I moved to Canada, to the freezing yet vibrant northwestern shores of Lake Ontario – Toronto.
Being on a sabbatical is fun but then excessive chewing of fingers indicated that I was getting restless for work or a project. I started baking because finally I had the time and an oven. The more I do it, the more I love it. It is like being on a mini adventure every time I make the batter and then wait not knowing what will come out of the oven. It is a small high every time something good is baked and the kitchen smells of buttery scrumptious-ness. Every time I try something new, it is a rush – a sugar rush – but before eating the final product. I guess it can be addictive! After enrolling myself for a short baking course at George Brown University, I started this blog to challenge myself a bit more and share my journey and learning with whoever is as in love with cakes as I am!
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Year 1 – 2017
I thought it might be a good idea to add a note every year since each year I stick around with the blog, will be a milestone and personal achievement. Also since a personal blog at the core of it is a personal journal, its nice to note down, highs and lows, what changed and what didn’t.. right?
So in Jan 2017 I realized, there is only so much cakes, cookies and desserts that two people in their 30s can go through without getting extra jiggly tummy and thighs! I grudgingly acknowledged that though I absolutely love my sweet-fix and cannot go 5 days without chocolate, BALANCE is important in life you guys!! So, the next step in The Baking Skillet’s journey seemed almost natural – the addition of the savory category! Although it was daunting in the beginning, I am loving how the savory section is evolving. I only add recipes in this category when it is something different that I am proud of or something truly yummm or extremely nostalgic! I hope you enjoy the savory recipes especially because it takes me twice the effort to get them right!
The recipes I post – are often cut down in size. I make small cakes or small batches of goodies since we are only two people and we hate wasting food.
Also I use lesser sugar in my baked goods because I have bad teeth that cannot endure heavy-duty sugar attack. It is by no means sugar-less or sugar-free, but I have realized by comparing my baked goods to other creations, that mine are always slightly less sweeter than most conventional recipes.
All my pictures – are taken on my Iphone6. I use free photo-editing apps like VSCO, Snapseed, AfterFocus. I don’t know much about photography, I just try my best and learn from other bloggers I like and respect.
I am open to interesting collaborations so feel free to reach me at email@example.com.